I’m dying to see this for 2 reasons: its Las Vegas location, and of course, Zombies! The casting director could have thrown the shit homeless of Las Vegas a few bucks and saved a fortune in makeup and wardrobe expenses.
How firm we talking here?Pretty entertaining. I just find the idea of wandering into anywhere wherein the enemy can infect you with a bite wearing not much more than T-shirts and a bit of body armour a bit incredulous, plus silencers are a thing. But yeah firm thumbs up.
Pretty entertaining. I just find the idea of wandering into anywhere wherein the enemy can infect you with a bite wearing not much more than T-shirts and a bit of body armour a bit incredulous, plus silencers are a thing. But yeah firm thumbs up.
On the list of dumb shit in this movie, this ranks at the bottom of the list. You're right though. I get that this is in the desert, but holy shit lmfao.
It's a pet peeve of mine. The same dumb shit happens in TLOU as well tbh. Albeit I can't say I was a big fan of it as far as the writing goes (so many cringe national stereotypes), credit where credit is due in World War Z (the book rather than the film) the author at least has the sense to have people cotton onto the idea of using protection for their hards and arms etc against Zombie bites.
Like, there's some really good shit in this movie like the UFOs at the beginning when theyre transporting the alpha from area 51, some of the zombies appearing to be some kind of robot or cyborg, the glowing eyes and blue blood coming out of some of the, the zombie tiger scene, the setting and tech used to make it, some pretty good action scenes here and there. Some of the shots are amazing too. The little meta speech with the corpses wearing their clothes Vanderhoe gives is pretty neat too. The montage of the zombie war in Vegas at the beginning of the film is BETTER than the actual film. I want to see a movie of that.
Then there's really bad shit like the characters, they're all idiots. The plot is predictable as hell and honestly kind of really dumb. People just do stupid shit throughout the movie from the first scene.
The commanding officer of the soldiers at the beginning is so fucking slow to react to what his CO is telling him, that he gets all his men killed by standing around with a dumb look on his face, then half heartedly telling his men to get away from the thing with no urgency in his voice. Then after all but two of them are dead, as they run away one of them falls down and both of them moronically hang around to laugh about it, with no concern for the ravenous monster about to obliterate them.
Bly pointlessly misleads the team about his true intentions for no discernable reason, ensuring he won't get what he really wants. Why wasn't he just honest about what he wanted? Offer 50/100 mil for an Alpha head. The team fucking around with money they could barely carry through a horde of zombies only served to slow down the mission and reduce their chances of exfil. If the concern is them knowing their real intentions you can buy their silence easily enough with money, it is the motivating factor here, or just have them all killed when they get back. Offering a bounty on a zombie head makes more sense, and in hindsight would have been a more sensible objective. It was already apparent from the start that the money wasn't the real objective for them.
Dumb evil corporate guy Martin is so dumb and evil he wastes no time doing dumb evil guy stuff like sacrificing one of the crew to a horde in such a stupid fashion that it could have gotten him and the rest of the crew killed as well. This results in a really cool action scene where Chambers fights for her life against the zombies, and she does put up a good fight. I was desperately hoping that the obvious thing wouldn't happen here and she would survive, but nope. The zombies catch up with her and she as she's struggling to defend herself, Guzman stands around watching his friend fight for her life, BEFORE she even gets bit and does nothing to help her. He watches until she eventually gets bit, and he is finally content to do something about it and shoots her gas tank killing her and the horde.
So now she dies, for literally nothing at the very beginning of the mission, because dumb evil corporate guy is so confident that he doesn't need these guys to help him escape the zombies with his prize, which is so stupid that it obviously leads to his own death by zombie tiger, which is the coolest and most memorable scene in the film. .
The entire plotline about Scott and his family is ruined by his daughter being completely terrible. Her motivations for going into the zone are fucking retarded. The mom runs off without her kids and she's so worried about the kids being left along she leaves them to go into the zone with hundreds of zombies and leave the kids with no one to look after them for certain. Scott is a fucking idiot, so he lets her come with them, immediately making it obvious that he is going to die saving her, which he does.
The plot with Vanderhoe and Ludwig was entertaining, and they had nice chemistry for most of their scenes but it is ultimately underutilized when it could have been the heart of the film. Vanderhoe trying to fistfight the Alpha was beyond stupid. At least use a damn knife dude. The fact that the Alpha doesn't kill him and Ludwig saves him by locking him in the safe makes it obvious that not only was he bit, but he's also going to survive the nuke and will leave the area to infect other people.
Then there's all of the dumb niggling shit like, let's fire off our weapons repeatedly with no suppressors in an area FULL of zombies. Oh while we're at it instead of hurrying and completeting their mission, everyone keeps stopping to talk to each other in VERY hostile territory. Hey we only have an hour and thirty minutes until a nuke gets dropped on us? Better stop to talk. The daughter fucking runs away from the team alone, doesn't even consider even if she finds Geta how will she fight through the horde with just the two of them to get back to the copter? Not to mention the heli pilot makes a huge point of how her life is just as important as the safe cracker, and Scott STILL leaves her alone on the rooftop with no backup.
I really wanted to enjoy this movie, but it was so damn disappointing, I just didnt give a damn about any of these characters, so there was no tension or weight to the things that happened.
Most important question
Do we get any Batista bombs on some Zombies?
Also maybe a cameo from Evolution with HHH, Natich, and Orton showing up?
Evolution is a mystery......
This should be the opening of the movieThe film isn't really that silly but he might have? I'm trying to recall, he has at least one hand-to-hand type fight with a zombie. Basically the movie is Aliens but with zombies and slot machines, like it's structured like that film, echoes beats from it nearly exactly, etc. Snyder said in an interview the film was inspired by the greats of the '80s like Aliens, Escape From New York and RoboCop.
was a weird order, probably one he'd never gotten before by his reaction.
Probably because the characters had enough morals to not agree to help generate a bio-weapon, which was the point of the alpha head. Not to mention you act like not telling them is why he didn't get away with it as opposed to because he told anyone, after all she swapped the head on him. Though, I'm sure zombie tiger would have gotten him anyways, again this was another movie homage, Aliens this time. This film's DNA is great '80s films
You mean when he messes up the trail for the girl to follow who specifically said she's going to call him on his BS? He couldn't have known how long it'd take for her to activate the zombies, just that she'd be lost. If she survived that would be more unbelievable than the things you found unbelievable about the film, not to mention she'd just tell them about the dude being evil.
Now you're just lying or misremembering because Guzman tries shooting zombies off of her before he shoots the gas tank and before she gets bit.
So, you need to get over characters in movies not making perfect decisions lol. Like she went into the zone because without money she couldn't get her kids out. Scott's daughter going after her is because she's a good person and would rather do the right thing than the smart thing,
He was an idiot for letting her go? When the ultimatum was she'd sneak in alone after them if he didn't let her go what was he meant to do?
He did absolutely no damage to Zeus.I thought he put up a decent fight, lol, the things that trigger you are so weird like why didn't he pull out a knife? I dunno, did he have one? Also this "it made it obvious X would happen"
Because there had to be a sequel hook. Things by this point are cascading into their demises, everything is going wrong. There had to be a reason Vanderhoe survived.uh... okay... you go a bit far with your idea of what is obvious and what isn't. Like I pictured him surviving the nuke because he was in the vault but I'm not seeing how the zombie bite was obvious?
They were firing indoors so I doubt the zombies have super hearing.
Wait, why does it matter the heli pilot is alone on the roof, are we assuming the zombies will just go right by the rest of the team to go reach her? I mean they did send two party members to block off all the entrances and windows, whether or not they actually did it being besides the point.
Anyways, fantastic film, imagine not liking a movie for reasons like these LOL
LOL looks like I'm not the biggest autist here. Hey if you want I'll go through that retardation later though.
But I will point out now if you want to talk about realism you don't understand how loud a suppressed gun actually is.
So instead of heeding it you stand around looking like an idiot? Someone screaming at you to get the fuck out of somewhere, most people who have a brain are going to panic because it means something is very fucking wrong. It becomes even more stupid because the cargo is compromised, and this guy just had a whole conversation with someone about how what they were hauling could be very fucking dangerous, and all of a sudden that just doesn't matter.
These characters are mercenaries, their primary motivation is money. None of them are particularly moral, except for the daughter's motivations. It is no less believable that they wouldn't go for a zombie head than 200 mil they couldn't plausibly escape with, which surprise suprise, they don't.
The plot could have very easily been written around them not caring about retrieving a zombie head, and them not giving a shit about the moral implications.
Something being a "homage" doesn't make it good, or appropriate for a scene in a film. Just throwing in homages and nods to old movies without a concrete context in the film is dumb
She was literally on the ground fighting the zombies and people who could have helped her were fucking just standing there. They could have saved her. Her telling the guy that she suspected him somehow prompting him to do something so stupid that it could have gotten him killed too is retarded. They all suspected him, there's a whole scene where this is pointed out where Tig's character talks about how suspicious he is and the entire crew stares at him as a result of her monologue. This is a no mans land filled with thousands of undead monsters. You at least fucking wait until you''re safe and out of danger to start killing people who could save your goddamn life.
There is no sensible reason to turn on any of them during the mission, when you could literally just have a kill team waiting for them after exfil to clean them up and retrieve the package.
Guzman shoots one zombie off of her after they've grabbed her and start biting her. He literally just fucking stands there until it's already fucking too late. So no, lying my ass. There was plenty of time for him and the crew to help her, and they don't.
It's not an unreasonable expectation for characters to behave in a believable fashion. There are organizations and activists working to get the refugees out of the zone, and the government was actively looking to nuke the zone. Anyone with a brain could tell they would get evacuated because there's no way the government would nuke them along with the city because of the PR nightmare that would ensue. The mom sacrificed herself for nothing, and left her children alone. The daughter should have acknowledged how stupid and selfish that was and made sure the kids were looked after because there's almost no chance the mom survived in the zone.
Good person? She doesn't give a fuck about her own father(until he dies because of her) risking his life for money, or risking the lives of everyone else in the crew by tagging along for her own selfish reasons. She's a freaking idiot. She even abandons the crew at the worst fucking moment to pursue her own ends knowing her dad would risk his life to come for her.
All she does is trade the lives of other people for one fucking person, who in the end she doesn't even give a fuck about after the crash. She doesnt even look for her, or call her name. The only reason she even cares about this chick is because she's think about this all relates to her own loss.
Yes he was a fucking idiot. Ultimatum? So fucking what, knock her unconscious and have her removed from the zone. The dirty security guy was walking around making people leave, then surely there's other personnel still there making sure people were getting lifted out, he could have handed her to one of them. There is no fucking sensible reason for him to take his daughter into a hostile territory where she is probably going to get fucking ripped apart. The dad himself even admitted there was a very good chance they would all die on this mission. His daughter is another massive liability.
He did absolutely no damage to Zeus.
Because there had to be a sequel hook. Things by this point are cascading into their demises, everything is going wrong. There had to be a reason Vanderhoe survived.
They're smart enough to dodge bullets, some appear to have superhuman strength, not to mention they are literally everywhere. It doesn't matter that theyre indoors. Do you have any idea how loud an unsuppressed assault rifle is? The sound can easily reverberate through a building especially one with no sound traffic, and it wasn't just indoors they fired outdoors as well where the sound can travel quite a ways.
The vault isn't right next to the heli. A zombie horde could have gotten triggered by all the noise she was making up there. She's super important, she should have had someone watching her back. Hell a zombie could have just wandered up there. There's no telling what could happen, shes a VIP and you protect your VIPs.
Yeah, it's such a dumb reason to not enjoy a movie because of a predictable plot full of stupid people. Theres good visuals and good action, but the action is so sparse it can't save the rest of it.
It's funny how I never deride people for liking movies I didn't, but someone always feels the need to come after me. Instead of just accepting that someone has different tastes from them they get butthurt and attack people for not liking their throwaway entertainment. As if my reasons for disliking something are less valid than theirs for liking something or ignoring all its flaws.
Is this a stand alone film or some sequel from something else ? A lot of these type of movies almost have the same wording in the titles and I don’t watch much TV most times so it can be a bit confusing.
In the mood for some brainless action flicks from time to time ( just be better than the last MK film but that’s shouldn’t be a very high bar to clear ).
Albeit I only watched the film once I legit don't remember him dying tbh.
So I'm 20 minutes in and this is already bothering me:
That scene in the quarantine camp with the two girls. One girl is obviously planning to go into Vegas amongst the zombies just to rob a slot machine or something and the other girl is warning her against it. Then the second girl acts a little sassy to the guards and the girl planning to go into zombie city is all concerned and telling her to be careful. Like where the fuck is the consistency. This is all within a few minutes.
It makes no sense character wise. It's like the swapped personalities in the middle of the scene.
he has the only death that isn't shown, he's closing the vault on the one guy to save him and as he does he's pulled away by the King zombie dude but you don't explicitly see him die which was weird because everyone else dies pretty explicitly
Doesn't the Coyote die off screen too?